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Archive for April, 2005

Google Revemue Nearly Doubles

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Q1 2005 gross revenue at Google nearly doubled to $1.26 billion from $651.6 million last year. Can you imagine that: advertisers paid $1.26 Billion as in B to have their internet ads clicked. As one money manager puts it:

“They have people all over the world clicking and paying.”

I felt like it is year 2000 all over again. Did you miss the train?

Written by Y.

April 21st, 2005 at 5:43 pm

Posted in Internet

Firefox Extension Foxylicious

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If you use Firefox and, then you must download this Firefox extension Foxylicious

Tip from: Jon Aquino’s Mental Garden: Foxylicious as the Start Menu of the Web

Written by Y.

April 21st, 2005 at 3:17 pm

Posted in Internet

Ubuntu v.s. Knoppix

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I downloaded and burned Ubuntu 5.4 and Knoppix 3.8.1 to a CD-R to just play with them. I used an old Dell Dimension (P3, 256MB RAM) for the test.

All in all, these two “Linux on a CD” distro appeared pretty solid. They were both able to start a Linux session on my old Dell without problems. Although I think at this moment I will probably still go with Knoppix. The reasons: 1. Ubuntu was not able to mount my hard drive (NTFS) automatically; 2. it seems need to constantly access the CD-ROM, which makes it a little slower.

Written by Y.

April 20th, 2005 at 5:25 pm

Posted in Software

The Problem Statement is the Problem

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Daniel Geer Jr. from Verdasys wrote about measurable security at IEEE Security & Privacy:

The days when security was about adjectives (“More secure!”) are over; the future belongs to those who can measure, and for that reason it is time that our problem statements be things that can be expressed in elegant form and be measured.

Written by Y.

April 19th, 2005 at 9:59 pm

Posted in Security

Mobile Sales Force Automation on BlackBerry

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We have an early adopter program too! It is in the press release.

iAnywhere launches early adopter program to provide participating organizations quick, convenient access to their CRM systems using BlackBerry handheld devices.

You (i.e. any BlackBerry user) can sign up for the program at and be notified when the code is ready for consumption. You will need a account to test-drive the Mobile SFA for BlackBerry application. Not already a user, sign up for a free trial account over at

Microsoft CTP programs have generated some good reviews from the developers community. I hope our program will be able to offer some good values to all the reviewers.

Written by Y.

April 18th, 2005 at 6:19 pm

Posted in Mobility